Martinez handed Belgium job

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been announced as the new head coach of the Belgium national team.

The Spaniard was sacked by Everton before the final game of last season after a dismal campaign. He spent three years at Goodison Park after taking over from David Moyes who had moved on to Manchester United in 2013 and had instant success guiding the Blues to fifth place in the Premier League in his first season in charge.

Since then, it’s been a downhill slide, culminating in his sacking from the club after he left the club languishing in 12th.

After three-months out of the game however, the Spaniard is back, after being appointed as the new Head Coach of the Belgium national team after former coach Marc Wilmots left the role following a disappointing campaign at Euro 2016.

He will hold his first press conference at 11:30 BST on Thursday and his first match is against Spain on 1 September.

At Everton, Martinez managed Belgium internationals Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas.

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